Thursday, June 7, 2018

Using it all-new paper kit share

I know I probably sound like a broken record but I’m all about using every last bit of items in a paper kit. Sure sometimes there are some small die cuts left over but in the photos below I show you what I made using a normal 6 x 6 paper pad kit 

I’m using POOLSIDE by fancy pants designs 

This is the first album I made using a pool
Party theme for grown ups 


Reminds me of vintage palm beach 



Cute right? 




I mean can you stand it? 

This album uses the same paper kit but I made it more kid friendly. 


Sweet

This is my favorite page - the splashes kill me 

And using more of the bits I made a matching tag for each album 



Love love love how the tags came out - these albums and their coordinating tags are listed in the shop in case your interested . 

Now I’m off to the water park - happy summer ya’ll! 

xo

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Graduation Gift Idea

Today is a big day for us here - my daughter graduates from high school and we are in full party prep mode but I wanted to share a cute gift idea with you.



This idea is a unique way to give money to a graduate. 


Cute right? 



Let’s get started 

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make this 


First would be picking your jar. This is for my daughter, so I am packaging 100.00 - mostly ones, some 5.00s, a couple of 10.00s and 1 twenty... I used the jar on the left with the white cap. I had it  already but I know bought it at the dollar store.

See that there mason jar?

Pretty sure it can hold 250.00 to 300.00 - I bought that one originally but my 100 bucks only filled 1/4 of the jar - doh! 





Use those small rubber bands (also purchased at the dollar store) and wrap the dollar bills.





Here is my jar filled up and to be honest I could probably fit in another 20 bucks inside. Shh don't tell her that.



Now you’ll need to measure the circumference of the lid 



Cut a piece of black card stock and wrap it around the lid...



The circumference of my lid is 12 1/2 inches around my CS is only 12 inches - but it’s no big deal - remember the kid will probably rip this apart to get to the money so that small detail won’t even be seen.



I cut a 6 inch square for the top of my jar - (1/2 the circumference I measured)



I used 3 pieces of double sided foam tape to raise the height then stuck my square on top. I bought the small tassels at Michaels for some scrapbooking projects so I used it but you could make your own instead with the school colors if you wanted to be really crafty...and attached it to the top with a sticky dot and a black Pom Pom! 







And ta-da MAGIC and an amazing treat to give your kid! 

Happy Graduation to all those kids out there and the parents who survived the journey (wink wink) 

xo 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother’s Day Layout

I’m trying to be more present in life these days so I wanted to document my fabulous Mother’s Day weekend. 

Friday night we started off by going to have dinner at Katsuya which was fancy and delicious and very expensive but it was so worth doing it once! 

Then we walked across the street and we went to see SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Pantages Theater 


It was a fun musical especially if you have kids even my 10 year old was completely into it - the entire 2 hours! Without falling asleep - score!!

Saturday night we went to the Dodger game 



We ate and laughed and had a great time 

Sunday - Mother’s Day - my family made me a yummy breakfast and we opened gifts then we went to visit my mom at the cemetery 


Cleaned up her stone and left flowers for her and my brother - this day is the hardest every year because I can’t physically be with my mama 

Later that day we went to visit my husbands
mom and then we went to have dinner at Taco Surf on Sunset beach 



It was one of the better weekends I have had and truly enjoyed  myself - i wanted to document it while it was still fresh in my mind so I made a double sided layout with a pocket to hold my cards and tickets of the weekend. 


This is the front page with the pocket and all the cards and napkin from dinner and a rose my son gave me and my title I stamped on and I added one photo at the top 


And here is the back of the layout with more photos and tickets Stubs 

I’m trying to stay on top of the moments in my life so I think I will start scrapbooking again as these special moments happen. 

Happy Scrapbooking ya’ll 

T

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

Found out tonight that this week is teacher appreciation week and each day is a specific gift idea 

Monday - sweet treats 

So because my sons teacher is male - I needed to think of something not too foo foo - and not the usual candy bar,  so we got him a gift card to Starbucks and the next task was I needed to find a pattern for a gift card holder.  

At 10:45 tonight I remembered that I needed to make the holder so I figured out my own pattern and made it using scraps of paper - 

This is the die & stamp set I used and the sidekick 



I love how small the side kick is - it really makes it more portable to pull out and now I use it all the time!  

I literally just folded up the middle to create a small pocket to hold the card but because the gusset I made to hold the card was too small I just added a glue dot on the back to hold it on which also  helps make it a pop-up too! 



Here is the front of  the card holder - I added a pop dot to the upper flap to hold the card shut and the back of this holder also has some of the teal paper which I left blank so my son can sign and date. 

& yes it came out so fun! Check out my Instagram for a cool boomerang of this idea 

Happy crafting 







Saturday, May 5, 2018

National Scrapbooking Day

Good Morning - it’s quite the day - two reasons to celebrate first its NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY & let’s not forget its CINCO DE MAYO - I mean can you stand it? 

In homor of the day - I want to share a fun little project I made using left over scrapbooking embellishments - one of my mottos is: use it all 

Here are the items you’ll need (by the way these stickers below are bling I bought at the dollar tree) e6000, magnets and round bling 


It’s pretty basic - add glue to the back then place on magnet and wait for it to dry! Easy peasy 


Here I share a video of all the kings I made with a paper kit and again trying not to waste the scraps 


Check back on Instagram for a fun giveaway - it’ll be happening all day today!!! 

Have a scrappy good day ya’ll! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

My NEW Craft Space

You guys - I’m so excited-  I have to share my new work/craft space 

So let me explain...I have always had a space in the living room of our house and it has looked all kinds of different over the years - I never had a desk usually worked on a fold up table...so since we were re-doing our house this year and moving stuff around and painting we finally found the perfect corner in the living room and I GOT A DESK and a bunch of other fun things from @ikea 

Check it out 




And in case you are wondering what my space recently looked like - prior to the move - here it is 



I always kept stuff on the floor next to my table because I wanted to use it - and it just kept piling up!!! 

Hopefully the link above works if not go check out my craft room on instagram @onecraftymess - 

I feel so much more creative since the move - I have so much more space and it feels fantastic - so maybe if you are feeling stuck or unmotivated in your creative space - make some changes - move some stuff around and see if that doesn’t help 

I have more storage coming so I’ll share more of my space as soon as it’s done!!! 

Happy Crafting! 

xo 
T

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Changes

Well hello again. I have so much to share on our recent trip to Washington and Portland...but today I wanted to share some news 

I had a store linked here and via EBay and recently decided that I needed to change some things and I closed the EBay shop and opened a new store with Shopify 


 Please come by and visit and tell me what you think. I am slowly adding New things in the shop on a regular basis so keep checking back! 

I have some new things to share here as well - so stay tuned. 

xo 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Bags

Last year I wasn’t home Easter week and had my husband help my kids decorate Easter eggs. They sent pictures during and after the decorating process, all of which I hated missing. On Easter morning they informed that we didn’t need to do an egg hunt because they were to old for that. I asked them what about the beautiful eggs they decorated and they said they only did it for me. 

WAIT WHAT? What’s happening? Are they growing up? 
Easter 2017




This year since we will be out of town for Easter - I again mentioned that I was sad about no baskets and they told me that it’s no big deal - all we get is candy anyway so just give it to us in our hands - 

For the record - they dont only get candy- they get gift cards and money and something cute plus lots of candy 

Anyway because I’m a mom and a crafty chick I decided to make them Easter gift bags  to give to them on Easter morning and I thought maybe you could use the idea for those to old to get Easter Baskets 

Here’s what you need 
Bags (mine are from @daiso) glue stick and scraps of paper 

Cut strips and add to the front of the bags with adhesive 

Add a cute little chipboard sticker to the front 

Then use stickers to spell out the kids names 

Here are some of the things I’m putting inside (not shown is the iTunes gift card) 


And here they all are ready to pack - cute right??

By the way - to keep things real here - the idea was on point! However, there was NO room for them in any of our luggage... wah wah wah—-dang it - so I had to give it to them today before we left for the airport - they loved it - I think truthfully they want baskets but THINK they are too old...but this mama will continue to make them something - until forever... 

Hope you like the idea and if you use it send me a pic..

Happy Good Friday folks - 
Written at the airport 

xo 

T

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Most Egg-cell ent

Wanted to share an easy and meaningful idea for you to share with loved ones this Easter. Also, it’ll be a sure momento that someone will treasure for always...at least I’m hoping. 

Crafty girl idea #10 

For this project I used wooden eggs that I bought in the Target dollar spot, paint, modgepodge and stickers 


First paint the eggs all th colors 


Once the paint dried, I noticed that the colors weren’t pastel enough - so I added white to each color and lightened the eggs up to just what I wanted. 

You can see the difference here.

Once the eggs dried I added Polk-a-dots but you could add strips or leave them plain 

I add dots with the end of a paint brush 

And here they are all done - pretty right? 

Because I want to give these to my kids in their Easter bag...I decided to personalize them for each kid and usd some stickers with phrases on them I already had. 

Here’s a tip: the stickers are stiff so when I peeled them off I kind of bent them or curved them so they would be easier to adhere then I added the modge podge to the sticker back and on the egg and went over the sticker a bit then used my fingers to push it down... be patient because they will lift and appear to not want to stick down but they do. 


Once the sticker is laying down flat, add the glue to the entire egg and wait for the drying and look how incredibly amazing they look. 

I have another good idea to share on how I will package these babies up. Come back soon 

If You try this - tag me so I can check them out please.

Happy Crafting 
xo T